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urgent advice: drs want to induce today...

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mama2leah Wed 05-Aug-09 13:25:11

i dont know what to do..
reduce growth to a/c for the past few weeks, and the doppler and diastolic flow is normal but RI above 95 centile for gestational age..said if i dont get induce today will have a still born.

im 39+2

pasturesnew Wed 05-Aug-09 13:26:53

Good luck mama2leah - personally I would let the doctors go for this but wish you the best whatever you decide.

GreenMonkies Wed 05-Aug-09 13:27:09

Once again in English please?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 05-Aug-09 13:27:15

What do you mean you don't know what to do when you say the baby will be still born if you are not induced?

TitsalinaBumsquash Wed 05-Aug-09 13:27:53

I think you have to trust the Drs know best in this case sweetheart. Goo Luck to you and your Baby.

LeninGrad Wed 05-Aug-09 13:28:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SoupDragon Wed 05-Aug-09 13:29:18

"said if i dont get induce today will have a still born."

I wouldn't be prepared to take that chance.

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Wed 05-Aug-09 13:32:50

"said if i dont get induce today will have a still born" They said that? hmm Well go to the hospital and get induced then. Holding your dead baby isn't much fun I can assure you. If they said thats what would happen then why are you here? Don't take the risk ffs

GreenMonkies Wed 05-Aug-09 13:34:01

The problem is some Dr's will say anything to make you do what they want, but may not have much to back up their advice. Why will baby be still born if not induced right now? WHy not try a sweep to see if that gets things going? Why not monitor carefully to see what is going on? What exactly are the risks in this situation and what are all the options?

(Dr's attempted to scare me out of a HB just because I was 37 years old, and tried to do the same with my mum, telling her a HB baby would be a dead baby, just because if she wasn't in the hospital the Dr's wouldn't be there to "make it all go right", so sometimes Dr's do try to scare women into things, without clinical need, so it is always worth asking for more info before you go with the suggestions!)

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 05-Aug-09 13:36:10

Yes, because doctors enjoy threatening women with a dead baby just to get their own way. hmm

Get yourself to the hospital.

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Wed 05-Aug-09 13:37:34

Sorry if post was a bit harsh. Having a shite day.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 05-Aug-09 13:41:12

Start a thread giraffes and we will try and help you.

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 13:41:29

GreenMonkies - why would doctors do that? Induction does mean extra work/staffing/monitoring.

I did once look after a lady who was advised repeatedly to allow induction of labour. We were monitoring her twice daily, it was obvious that the baby was at serious risk, everybody tried to persuade her, from the student nurses to the professor of obstetrics. She didn't believe any of us, and sadly her baby was stillborn. Devastating for everyone. sad

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 13:43:06

I have replied on your other thread too, op, just in case it seems as if I just jumped straight in........

MmeLindt Wed 05-Aug-09 13:49:31

Both my DC were born after I was induced. Went fab the first time, second time not so good, ended with a emergency CS. Still better tahn the alternative. Both babies were born alive and extremely healthy.

My advice. If the doc is advising this (and I cannot really understand your OP) then I would go for it. Try and make sure that you are induced gradually, that was the problem with my second induction.

It is a shame that inductions have got such a bad name. A well managed induction can lead to a fab birth. And at the end of the day, it is all about keeping your baby safe and well.

The doc would not try to scare you into an induction by telling you that your baby would die. An induction is more work from them, not less and you are not over 40 weeks.

Good luck

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 05-Aug-09 13:54:07

The docs said the baby will be stillborn if you aren't induced shock

I would have thought that if there was that much concern, then you would be offered an emergency c-section?

Is the concern the amniotic fluid?

I'd have the induction, but be sure and ask lots of questions and get them to slow down/repeat things if it's all going too fast.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 05-Aug-09 13:54:40

Oh, and good luck grin

mama2leah Wed 05-Aug-09 14:05:28

i asked alots of question, they said the placenta working on high dependency, and its not working well..and the growth, im not to concerned about the growth as dd was small always on growth scans, its the placenta im concerned about. they decided to induce me before scans, i asked for monitoring and scans and it should the problem with placenta

loganberry12 Wed 05-Aug-09 14:06:11

i really hope your not even reading this but at the hospital having your baby delivered, *please please please go now*, and have a happy ending to your pregnancy and a healthy baby. good luck hope everything works out

treedelivery Wed 05-Aug-09 14:09:33

Don't know RI, but if it's PI, and they are outside normal limits, then that does require management at this gestation.

artifarti Wed 05-Aug-09 14:10:19

I went v overdue. Didn't want to be induced but agreed. Now I have a happy healthy 11 month old upstairs. That's all that matters. Go to the hospital. Ask lots of questions, know all your options and the consequences. But just go to the hospital.

GreenMonkies Wed 05-Aug-09 16:43:56

Mama2Leah Do you understand the things the Dr's are saying to you? It's just it doesn't sound like you do. Why not ask them to explain things carefully and keep asking questions until you feel comfortable about that you are making a fully informed decision.

As for those who have tried to piss on me saying Dr's don't use scare tactics, or try to get women to have heavily managed, expensive prodedures, FAIL. Yes they do. Not all decisions are based on clinical need, some are based on the preferences of Obs with god-complexes who think that labour will be better if they (the Dr) are in control, and not the woman/mother and her body. And I speak as someone who has had scare tactics aimed at me, and who works inside the medical profession.

ZippysMum Wed 05-Aug-09 17:02:31

Have also posted on your other thread.RI is a measurement of blood flow through the uterine blood vessels. A high RI means that not as much blood is getting through to the baby as it needs. This is probably what is causing the reduction / slow increase in abdominal circumference - the baby is starting to use its fat reserves for energy. Despite having a 'small' baby last time, this time it seems like the situation is probably different due to the restricted blood flow.
HTH. Good luck with the induction!

3littlefrogs Wed 05-Aug-09 17:18:10

GreenMonkies, do you really think this is what the doctors are doing in this case? Based on what she has told us re the placental function tests and fetal growth measurements? In all my years as a midwife, I never experienced doctors actually lying to women. Maybe trying to cover their own backs (given the hugely litigeous society we live in), but this doesn't sound like that to me.

Whatever your own experience has been, I really think the op needs to take the advice the doctors are giving her.

piscesmoon Wed 05-Aug-09 17:31:30

I would go with the doctors-even if they turn out to be wrong it isn't worth the risk.

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